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“Lucky” Kill and Repeat

August 7th, 2021 No comments

 

 

 

 

Review by John Delia, Sr.

Intentionally confusing, but very farfetched, the film Lucky takes a long time to set up before it lets you down. If anything positive comes from the film it does champion women who do fight back. Read more…

“John and the Hole” a Creative Psychological Drama

August 7th, 2021 No comments

 

 

 

Review by John Delia, Sr.

Quirky and sometimes scary the film John and the Hole tells the tale of one teen at odds with his family. It’s also an eye opener, a caveat of sort that a psychological situation by a misguided youth can turn into an explosive event. Nicely written, directed and played out by a fine cast of characters, the script, while not a true story, works for those who may see something within their own family. Others who like a good drama, will keep them on the edge to the creative finale. Read more…

“Old” Newest From M. Night Shyamalan

July 23rd, 2021 No comments

 

 

Review by Thomas Delia

“Old” is the newest feature film from famous suspense horror director M Night Shyamalan. The movie invites audiences onto the excursion from hell as select families are invited to a secluded beach where, unbeknownst to them, time runs much faster than normal. As usual for an M Night film, the director himself makes a cameo as the bus driver dropping off his own characters onto the dangerous beach. The audience is then invited to follow a diverse group of vacationers as their body’s age with incredible speed on a cove that looks straight out of a vacation catalogue. There is the classic “M Night twist” at the end that tries to give an explanation for what the audience is forced to sit through, but it is barely worth the wait. Read more…

JOE BELL, Based on a Startling True Story

July 21st, 2021 No comments

 

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

Based on a true story, the heartfelt drama Joe Bell comes to the screen this weekend. The film takes you into the lives of one family that has to deal with the effects of their son being bullied due to his sexual choice. It’s a compelling film that should press a lot of buttons on the society we live in. Nicely acted, directed and filmed, the movie works well on both the big screen and the home TV. Read more…

“GANGS OF LONDON” Action Packed Thriller

July 18th, 2021 No comments

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

Being released on Blu-ray and DVD, the gutsy TV Series Gangs of London pulls together a fine cast and direction crew. Action packed and very dramatic it’s a reminder of films like Gangs of New York and The Godfather. But, make no mistake, this hard hitting crime thriller is definitely worth a watch all on its own. Read more…

“SUMMERTIME” An Expression of Life

July 14th, 2021 No comments

 

 

Review by John Delia

Billed as the most inspirational movie of the year, the movie Summertime rocks with rhyme and reason. A bevy of artists insert their poetry, songs, art, dance, paintings and music for the dialogue and visuals to provide the feelings and diversity of the big city. The acting, direction and cinematography work in tandem to make the film their masterpiece. Read more…

“RITA MORENO: JUST A GIRL WHO DECIDED TO GO FOR IT”

June 14th, 2021 No comments

 

 

Review by John Delia

Telling her own story in part, Rita Moreno holds nothing back as we get a look at one of the most prolific actresses ever to grace the big screen, TV and stage. At the helm of this documentary is Mariem Pérez Riera, a fellow Puerto Rican, who delivers the icon with a richly filled selection of A list actors and filmmakers. But it’s the words from Moreno’s mouth that make the film compelling and important. Read more…

“SPIRIT UNTAMED” Excellent Family Fun

June 3rd, 2021 No comments

 

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

Perfect for families, especially young girls and boys 7 to teens, the animated movie Spirit Untamed opens in theaters on June 4. The adventure runs high, the entertainment exciting and the family values very visible. The voice talent is perfect and the animation perfect. See it on the big screen! Read more…

“FOUR GOOD DAYS” Riveting

May 3rd, 2021 No comments

 

 

Review By John Delia

Opening in theaters this weekend, the movie Four Good Days keeps you captivated from the opening scene to the heartfelt finale. It’s an amazing story inspired by the persons who lived it, Amanda Wendler and Libby Alexander. Gut wrenching at times, the film takes you into the life of a heroin addict as she tries to make one final stab at recovery. There have been many films that delve into the addict’s darkness, but this one shows some hope for those stricken with the compulsion. Read more…

“VOYAGERS” An Adventure Thriller

April 9th, 2021 No comments

 

 

Review by John Delia

Choosing outer space for his next winning film, Writer and Director Neil Burger offers a galactic adventure with the movie Voyagers. The sci-fi adventure thriller transports his audience into the future using climate change as the base for finding a way to exit the Earth. The concept is very entertaining and with his young cast that really keeps his script lively and dramatic, this is one movie that teens and twenty something’s will glom on for its run in theaters. Read more…